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E04427: Greek Graffito from the monastery of Epiphanios at Thebes (Upper Egypt), mentioning the martyr Apa *Papnouthios (possibly the ascetic and martyr, S01509); datable to the first half of the 7th century.

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Mon.Epiph. 698:

ἐγὼ Μ̣ωυ̣σα ὁ υω Ζηθ υἱοῦ τοῦ αββα Παπνουθ[ί]ου μαρτύρ(ου)

‘I Moses, the son of Zeth, son of Abba Papnouthios the martyr.’


(Text and trans. W. E. Crum, slightly modified)

History

Evidence ID

E04427

Saint Name

Paphnoutios, bishop and martyr in Jerusalem under Diocletian : S01509

Saint Name in Source

αββα Παπνούθ[ι]ος μάρτυρ(ος)

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Graffiti

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

650

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

650

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Thebes

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Thebes Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

P.Mon.Epiph. 698 was found at the monastery on the wall of cell B.

Bibliography

Edition and Translation: Crum, W.E., and Evelyn White, H.G., The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes, Part II, New York 1926. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition), p. 147 (text), p. 330 (trans.).

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